New Audi A7 Sportback 2018 UK price, specs, design and pictures have been revealed.
Audi has revealed the details of the updated A7 Sportback, as the five-door coupe has entered its second generation.
Prices for the new A7 Sportback 2018 start at £54,940 and first deliveries are expected in April.
Its updated design is a welcome upgrade with its wider grille and muscular bonnet lines giving it a dominant presence.
The sloping roofline, new bumper and sleek edges give it a smart and sleek appearance but the rear strip LED will likely be divisive.
New Audi A7 Sportback 2018 UK price, specs, design and pictures have been revealed
Two specification levels – Sport and S-line – will be available to choose and come with a choice of powertrains.
The 55 TFSI is powered by a petrol V6 TFSI offering 340PS and 500Nm, allowing it to sprint from 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds and its top speed is 155mph.
Audi claims that the car will achieve fuel efficiency, up to 40.4mpg combined with CO2 emissions of 158g/km.
A 50 TDI variant is also available, utilising a V6 TDI diesel that delivers 286PS and 620Nm of torque.
It enables the A7 Sportback to reach 62mph in 5.7 seconds and a 155mph top speed and combined fuel consumption peaks at 50.4mpg, corresponding to 147g/km of CO2.
Petrol variants come with a seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission while the diesel variant time with an eight-speed tiptronic.
Prices for the A7 Sportback start at £54,940
All versions can be pure with quattro four-wheel drive technology to improve grip and handling.
It also features a mild hybrid system enabled by a 48-volt primary electrical system, which is said to reduce fuel consumption by up to 0.7 litres per 100 kilometres and stop-start function which will also improve fuel efficiency.
At speeds of between 34 and 99mph, it enables the V6 engines to be deactivated and the A7 Sportback to coast in freewheeling mode.
The Belt Alternator Starter (BAS) re-fires the engine smoothly and comfortably after coasting, and is capable of channelling up to 12kW of energy back into the lithium ion battery during recuperative braking.
A choice of 39 different driver assistance and safety systems will be available to choose from to improve comfort and safety onboard.
These will include a parking pilot and garage pilot which is controlled through a smartphone app.
The interior has also been updated and boasts more tech
Assistance systems are split into three categories: Parking, City Assist and Tour
Specification will be appropriately high, with LED front and rear lights and 19-inch alloy wheels in Sport versions, and Twin leather-upholstered seats with full electric adjustment upfront and LED ambient interior lighting.
Technology features common to both levels will include the fully digital Audi Virtual Cockpit, MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, the Audi Smartphone Interface and the Audi Phone Box with wireless charging for QI-enabled compatible phones.
The list of electronic driver assistants will also feature the Audi Parking System Plus with rear-view camera, the Audi Pre-sense Front collision warning and automatic braking system and the Lane Departure Warning system.
S line specification ramps up the visual appeal even further with 20-inch alloy wheels, HD Matrix LED headlights with dynamic front and rear indicators and coming/leaving home animations, sport suspension lowering the body by ten millimetres, and S line-specific body styling.
The rear light design could possibly be divisive
Audi A7 Sportback UK pricing
A7 Sportback 50 TDI quattro Sport, 3.0 TDI, V6 diesel, 286PS, 8-speed tiptronic – £54,940
A7 Sportback 55 TFSI quattro Sport, 3.0 TFSI, V6 petrol, 340PS, 7-speed S tronic -£55,140
A7 Sportback 50 TDI quattro S line, 3.0 TDI, V6 diesel, 286PS, 8-speed tiptronic, £57,840
A7 Sportback 55 TFSI quattro S line, 3.0 TFSI,V6 petrol, 340PS, 7-speed S tronic – £58,040